A page from an old diary

“Ground covered with snow. Good sleighing. Mild all day but colder tonight. Home tonight at 11pm. Good and tired.”

“Ground covered with snow. Good sleighing. Mild all day but colder tonight. Home tonight at 11pm. Good and tired.” So reads Clarence Pineo’s diary entry for Saturday

“Ground covered with snow. Good sleighing. Mild all day but colder tonight. Home tonight at 11pm. Good and tired.”

So reads Clarence Pineo’s diary entry for Saturday, Dec. 22, 1917 nearly 100 years ago. Born in Nova Scotia and educated at Dalhousie University, Pineo, shown above in a 1904 photo, moved to Summerland in the early 1900s. By profession, he was an engineer, but took up fruit ranching and also worked for the municipal office as collector. He was the grandson of political notable H.G. Pineo, who was a member of the first Canadian Parliament in 1867.